scuzzy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1960s, US, colloquial, expressive coinage, with influence from scum, fuzzy, lousy, sleazy. First attested use is in reference to Ratso Rizzo in the film Midnight Cowboy (1969).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scuzzy (comparative scuzzier, superlative scuzziest)

  1. Dirty or grimy.
  2. Disreputable; sleazy.

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